ENDING SOLITARY CONFINEMENT AND PRISON TORTURE IN PENNSYLVANIA
SOLIDARITY NOT SOLITARY:
In 2012, the United Nations declared that solitary confinement lasting longer than 15 days was torture and an unacceptable practice for prisons or detention centers. Nevertheless, at any given time, at least 2,000 people are being held in solitary confinement in Pennsylvania's state prisons alone. We're organizing to end this practice immediately.
TAKE ACTION: Join #SolidarityNotSolitary
#SolidarityNotSolitary is an open coalition of formerly and currently incarcerated people, family members of the incarcerated, activists and advocates, faith groups, and community members. We welcome anyone interested in working towards an end to prison torture, and believe everyone can play a part in this struggle. Click below to find out ways to take action.
VOICES FROM SOLITARY
"I wish I had better words—I was really, really lonely.... I [would] try to put covers on my head—make ... like it’s not there. Try to dissociate myself ... I don’t think they should do that to a juvenile. It’s impossible for any person to cope with anything like that. I couldn’t help myself."
Upcoming and Ongoing Activities
#SolidarityNotSolitary general meetings are usually the 2nd Weds of each month in Philadelphia and in Pittsburgh. During COVID-19, we will be holding meetings online! For more information on upcoming meetings, write to firstname.lastname@example.org